sor•tiePronunciation: (sôr'tē), [key]
—n., v., -tied, -tie•ing.
a rapid movement of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers.
a body of troops involved in such a movement.
the flying of an airplane on a combat mission.
to go on a sortie; sally forth.
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